I just received this Tatar book from Russia. I ordered it through E-Bay and it took TWO MONTHS to arrive. The merchant I was dealing with was very polite and I believe an honest guy. I asked him how he could stay in business when shipping in Russia is so poor. He blamed the shipping on a restructuring of the postal service. Still I am happy and very fortunate to be owner of the only copy of this book in North America! It is of detective stories.